Describe the brand in three words (sentences?)
Irish. Mid-range pricing. Simple but very effective.
Who is it for?
What’s in it?
Aqua, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae (Dunaliella Salina) Extract, Passiflora Edulis (Passionfruit) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Panthenol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Pantolactone, Carbomer
What’s not in it?
parabens, mineral oil, silicones, sulphates, silicones, propylene glycol & synthetic fragrance
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Mixture of natural and man-made, vegan
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
How does it smell?
What’s the packaging like?
The packaging is a joy. Airtight pump, gives you every last drop. The dispenser doesn’t lock but the lid snaps shut with a very satisfying click. Will be fine for travel.
How do you use it?
Best for winter or summer?
How long did I test it for?
How much is it? /Size?
£35.00 for 15ml
What’s the website like?
Good. Clear, lists all ingredients without making you search for it with the help of Sherlock Holmes.
Clicks to buy?
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Fairly limited unless you’re in Ireland. Fair play, they’re as Irish as Bono and good tea. Otherwise online, and limited distribution in spas and Liberty London/Harvey Nichols etc. Full stockists here: Stockists
What’s good about it?
I love this eye cream. It’s a cream texture but it’s light on the eye. It’s light but it’s hydrating. It’s hydrating but it’s not oily and doesn’t leave residue. It absorbs nicely and in a timely manner. Excellent for lines/wrinkles. Fragrance free which is perfect for those of you with sensitive eyes. Good under makeup. I can see this being extremely agreeable for those of you with hayfever/itchy eyes/allergies/contact lens wearers.
What’s not so good about it?
Nothing. It’s great.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Do you need it?
Yes, if your eyes are a concern. If you’re 20 and don’t smoke or drink and wear spf etc then you can hold off for a while.
Pestle & Mortar Recover Eye Cream is £35.00 from Pestleandmortar.com